I am trying to cheaply buy sets of novels for my classroom. I am scouring the book orders and need opinions on some affordable novels I have not read. Are they good books? Are they good for a novel study (interesting, have an element to teach/focus on)? Age appropriate (5th grade)? This month, these are the ones I am thinking about: Lawn Boy- Gary Paulsen The Leanin' Dog- K.A. Nuzum Fever 1793- Laurie Halse Anderson The Boy Who Saved Baseball- John H. Ritter The Seer of Shadows- Avi These don't appear to be as promising, but I am reading a two sentece blurb: Among the Hidden- Margaret Peterson Haddix The Wednesday Wars- Gary Schmidt Thanks if you can help!!